April 29, 2016

Cycling for Recovery – April 2016 Event

Dave, I admire what you are doing-not only to raise awareness, but to be open and vulnerable, with amazing perspective.  Good for you and keep on…” – CF, Scottsdale

This was a great event and bike ride.  I didn’t know what to expect; but, I this was great. I love what you are doing.” – SG, Carefree

100Pedals celebrated its first Cycling for Recovery Bike Ride and Addiction Awareness event on Saturday, April 16. It was an exciting event that featured over forty cyclists who took to the roads for a 34 or 63 mile ride. They returned from the ride to a band, food truck, and an assortment of speakers and sponsors eager to share their stories and their passion around the issues of substance abuse and addiction in our communities. Participating in this event were Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL), Addiction Haven, Sonoran Prevention Works, Young People in Recovery, and Austin’s Journey.

While this was the first event of this kind for 100Pedals, this was just the beginning of what is going to be a monumental summer. This event was a preliminary kickoff for the 2016 Cycling for Recovery cross country bike ride. This Cycling for Recovery ride is a 3600 mile, 63 day bike trip from Santa Monica, CA to New York, NY with a mission to bring addiction awareness and education to communities across the country while reaching out to support those families who are suffering with the addiction of a loved one.

To learn more about this bike ride, which begins on Sunday, July 31, go to http://CyclingforRecovery.com.


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About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.